Why Accounting? With the rise of globalization in business and ever-changing regulations and tax laws, studies in the field of accounting have an increasing importance in today’s business world and offer a broad spectrum of employment opportunities after graduation.

The Accounting program in the Bryan School of Business and Economics provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the accounting profession through courses which include preparation and analysis of financial statements, use of accounting information for business decisions, and courses in taxation and auditing. Through individual and group projects in the classroom which simulate real-world settings, students develop the necessary skills to succeed in the business world.

Our strong relationship and collaboration with national and regional accounting firms allow undergraduate students to explore the various disciplines in accounting. Networking events, such as Company Spotlights and Meet the Firms, and professional organizations such as Beta Alpha Psi provide students with the opportunity to develop their business skills and interact with professionals in the field. Students in upper-level accounting classes may pursue an internship in accounting to enhance their studies and gain valuable experience while also earning college credit. Both in and out of the classroom, students can expect to be challenged and to graduate ready to begin an entry-level accounting career or to apply to a graduate program in accounting or a related field.

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The Accounting major is offered on campus or 100% online for maximum flexibility


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BSA to MSA in 5 Years through the Accelerated Master’s Program

General Program of Study

Credit Hours # of Courses
General Education Courses
33-34 hours 11
Bryan School Pre-Admission Courses 29 hours 10-11
Common Business Core Courses 41 hours 15
Major Course Requirements
30 hours 10
Specific course information can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin

If you had to choose one reason why you love attending the Bryan School, what would it be?


Without question, it’s the quality of the professors – they are the best I’ve ever had.  The accounting professors are passionate and are willing to go above and beyond to make sure I understand the material. 


–Ben Liboon, 2019 graduate


Our graduates have meaningful and productive careers in business and industry, government, education, and non-profit organizations. Most graduates take positions in the areas of auditing, business advisory services, financial planning and analysis, banking, tax, and management. With a projected growth rate of 10% through 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics), employment opportunities in accounting are strong. More than 65% of our recent graduates are employed in the field following graduation while approximately 20% go on to seek an advanced degree.


Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG)

Duke Energy

Elliott Davis

Enterprise Holdings



Leeper, Kean & Rumley

Moses Cone Hospital

Office Depot


Southwest Airlines

Tempur Sealy International

UNC Greensboro

Walmart Corporate

AACSB® Accredited in Accounting

Our accounting program is separately accredited by the AACSB at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Only 1% of business schools worldwide have achieved dual accreditation in both business and accounting by AACSB, the premier accrediting agency for business programs worldwide. High-quality courses and continuous program improvement mean that no matter what your plans are after graduation, your Bryan School accounting degree will prepare you for the next step of your journey.

AACSB Accounting

Interested in a Master’s of Accounting?

Complete your BSA and MSA in as little as 5 years through our Accelerated Master’s Program and greatly enhance both employment and earning potential!

Have Questions?

If you have any questions regarding our accounting program, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Randy Elder ( or call 336-334-5647.

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